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sense of passion and a sense of purpose. >> that's right, targeted by the taliban for wanting to go to school. abc's bob woodruff has the story. >> reporter: malala yousufzai's journey from this to this is nothing short of a miracle. and for the first time, you heard her voice. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and i am getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people. >> reporter: prayers and letters sent to this young girl who became a symbol of hope. she was just 12 when the taliban shut down her school and the public crusade. >> i have the right to play, talk, speak. >> reporter: her actions made her a target. last october on the way home from school she was brutally attacked. gunmen entered her van and shot her at point-blank range in the head. she was medivacted to england in critical condition. she refused to die. the bullet glanced her skull, traveled down her cheek and into her shoulder. incredibly didn't enter her brain. as her story spread so did her following. i spoke with her father, a schoolteach
was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how does it fe
publicly for the first time since taliban militants tried to execute her. malala's foundation released this video, recorded just before she underwent two surgeries this weekend in england. in the video, malala credits the supporters and prayers she got from around the world for what she is calling her, quote, second life. and she talks about her medical condition and her commitment to her cause. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all of the people, mainly women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers and because of the prayers, god has given me this new life. and this is a second life. this is a new life. i want to serve. i want to serve the people. i want every girl, every child, to be educated. for that reason, we have organized malala fund. >> praise the lord. that girl can speak beautifully. the doctors are saying she has no lasting brain damage. we have even more good news. docto
are told. >>> in the united kingdom doctors say the pakistani teen activist shot in the head by the taliban is doing well. some good news. this coming after five hours of surgery over the weekend. they say she won't need any more operations. this really is an extraordinary story. malala yousafzai became a symbol of courage after she was attacked for her crusade to educate pakistani girls. doctors say they are pleased with the progress malala is making and we will hear from her in a minute. first we will bring in our chief medical correspondent. sanjay, good to see you. you are of course a neurosurgeon, you have done these types of surgeries before. sometimes in the battlefield, as i recall. explain for us what was involved in replacing this piece of missing bone in her skull. the most extraordinary thing is you have this girl shot in the head, she was so eloquent and speaking so well. tell us how you did this. >> reporter: it's extraordinary on many levels. there are all types of injuries. and certainly neurosurgeons want to know exactly what happened to the brain. what exactly the type of
days of the war in afghanistan. on that day, hundreds of taliban fighters ambushed american combat outposts from all sides with grenades, machine guns, mortars and rifles. heavily outnumbered, clint and his fellow soldiers quickly fought back in what would turn out to be a deadly day-long battle. sergeant romashay fought valiantly. he darted into danger to draw out the enemy many times. he himself took out a machine gun team. he was working to take out a second when he was wounded by shrapnel from an exploding grenade. his medal of honor citation reads -- quote -- "undeterred by his injuries, staff sergeant romashay continued to fight, and upon the arrival of another soldier to aid him and the assistant gunner, he again rushed through the exposed avenue to assemble additional soldiers. with complete disregard for his own safety, he continually exposed himself to heavy enemy fire as he moved confidently about the battlefield engaging and destroying multiple enemy targets, end of quote. staff sergeant romesha exemplified the values that theodore roosevelt, also a medal of honor reci
. malala was shot in the head by the taliban last october in her native pakistan. she was oshot for her outspoken advocacy. >> today i can see that i'm alive. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can see that i'm getting better day by day. >> just an incredible young lady. she also announces the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night he addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians, saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity the same way everyone else doe
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